Emulate the look and feel of ancient hammered gold jewelry. A hand-finished textured design speaks eloquently of muted sophistication! Crafted from 18K yellow gold embraced over sterling silver, this gorgeous dome ring sits high on your finger with a uniquely designed hammered and polished finish. This piece has a bold scale yet is comfortable to wear due to the polished sides and a comfort fit band.
Includes a certificate of authenticity, a jewelry story card and a pouch.
Part of the Charles Garnier Jewelry Collection. Made in Peru.
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items: